Celebrate New Years Eve at New Bedford Whaling NHP
Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105
Celebrate the New Year at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park!Ruth and Abby, the national park's 1850s ladies, will be marking the new year by providing materials for visitors of all ages to create their own 2014 calendar, and would be pleased to have you join them, from 5:00-7:00 PM. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 31 at the New Bedford Whaling National Park Visitor Center, 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford. Admission is free.
The calendar-making is just one part of City Celebrates! New Year's Eve, presented by AHA! and the City of New Bedford in the heart of the downtown historic district.Join the AHA! partners for a FREE family-friendly evening in Downtown New Bedford from 4:30 to 9pm — but feel free to arrive early and stay late! The fireworks start at 8:30, and take place over New Bedford harbor.For more information on City Celebrates! New Year's Eve, go to http://ahanewbedford.org/newyearseve.html
Did You Know?
In 1857, at the height of whaling, there were a total of 329 whaling vessels in New Bedford's fleet, which employed roughly 10,000 men.